The documentary presents Mumia Abu Jamal as either an unrepentant cop killer or a political prisoner. A number of news and commentaries are initially presented which argue for the former position. These are followed by the lion's share which argues his revolutionary past. Many of his supporters present his words and arguments claiming he is a political prisoner. Many of the awards he has received during his lifetime are noted throughout. Missing is any real evidence of his innocence. Written by
This film avoids the well-trodden tale of Mumia's frame-up and the injustices done to him, and instead situates his life in the span of history he has lived through and addressed, from his childhood, through his young adulthood and early professional journalism, and on through his valiant efforts to stay connected and relevant to history and society despite his isolation on Death Row. Let's the facts speak for themselves on the cowardice of National "Public" Radio. The film features readings from Mumia's numerous books, audio of some of his commentaries, extensive interviews with people who "knew him when," including his sister, and some dramatizations of his relationships with his family, including a moving tribute to his mother, and a painful scene with his daughter, who is finally able to visit but prevented from touching him by a wall of glass. Well worth seeing more than once.
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